How to identify apps that drain your battery on iPhone, iPad, or iPod (iOS 9 tutorial)

How to identify apps that drain your battery on iPhone, iPad, or iPod (iOS 9 tutorial)
If there's one thing the smartphone community is absolutely — impossibly even — agreed on, it's the desire for better battery life. We want more of it. And for a long while, more will continue to be better. At least until we start getting a week's worth of charge, when priorities might finally shift to other areas of the package.

Of course, finding new ways to generate and store power is no easy task, and has proven a tough nut to crack. Especially since every manufacturer on the planet seems obsessed with ever thinner devices. So, for better or worse, you get what you get when you swipe your credit card and get your smartphone home. As has always been the case, however, the hardware powering your device is only one part of the equation. The other is the software.

In Apple's iOS ecosystem, you can usually rest easy that app developers will provide timely updates to their creations, as iPhone, iPad, and iPod users spend a ton of money and time watching ads within them. This incentive, however, doesn't preclude apps from acting out, and draining your battery when you least expect them to. This, precisely, is probably why Apple integrated a much better battery management suite with iOS 9, which now allows you to easily identify what's killing your battery whilst you sleep. Here's how:

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4 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

It's always YouTube app for me. Leave it running and it'll suck the battery dry. I just open YouTube in Safari. 100 times better.

2. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If the Mobile Website is good enough, I get rid of the app... No more FB app for me...

3. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Same here.. Don't have fb messenger and the bloated fb app. I use UC browser on my s4 with fb plug in enabled. So I get notifications instantly like I would on the app but without draining the battery and consuming a boatload of RAM

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Nail on the head, my friend... I do not use apps if website is better (especaially for sites like AI, iMore, and etc). I rarely check FB so it's also a website for me (not the app). Same with YouTube. For searching google (or Bing, or yahoo) I use Siri.

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